Crop

Is your finch sick or not well? Find out why.
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Rkporter
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My Gouldian is puffed up and bobbing his head up and down as if he is trying to swallow. Does this sound like a crop problem? How would you treat it? Thanks
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Craig52
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It could be a multitude of things but one of the more common is airsac mites that cause irritation. Any of the moxidectin treatments or in your country the product " Scat" will treat it.
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Rod_L
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If the bird has an discharge from the nose or watery eyes, it could have a bacterial infection. Your best bet is to keep the bird warm & dry and get it to a bird vet for a check up, asap.
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noah.till
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Vetafarm 'Avimec' is very effective against air sac mite, add 2 drops per bird
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I use moxidectin plus to treat for Air Sac Mite as it does for worms too. You can buy it from Danny Brown’s website Geckodan:

http://www.geckodan.com/product/moxi-plus-wormer/

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Aidan
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